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Friday, October 20, 2006

Morning News

posted by on October 20 at 8:01 AM

Shiite militia seizes control of Iraqi city … will the GOP rethink their “open-ended” war policy?

Good old days: Russian Kremlin forces foreign human rights organizations to shut their doors (temporarily?) under new law.

Nevermind: North Korea now has no plans for nuclear testing.

Values voters vs. the Homosexual Agenda: Gay Congressional Republicans reveals “dichotomy” on Capitol Hill. That, uh, apparently wasn’t obvious before?

WMD: Democrats deploying Bush as a campaign ad weapon.

That’s a rap: Seattle public school’s “hip-hop influenced” debate teams may get canned.

“The time for being nice is over”: P-Patch thefts are rampant and rude.

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what, no Friday morning sports report? My Cardinals are in the World Series! Throw me a fricken bone!

Posted by Mike in MO | October 20, 2006 8:19 AM

RE: Goddamn gay Republicans

This quote was the money shot:

"My boss's public position didn't bother me at all. If that's the sacrifice that I have to make to keep my party in power, so be it," said (David) Duncan (former top aide to soon to be imprisoned Rep. Robert Ney, R-Ohio), who now is a law student at George Mason University.

I hope that there is a 'GOP purge' of these vile, despicable, self-aggrandizing assholes. They're more than willing to throw the rest of us
under a bus and play to the fear, hate and greed that are the worst qualities of the American public -the 'Jewish Nazi' shoe fits.

Posted by Andrew | October 20, 2006 8:32 AM

I just think it's so sad that, in this day and age, politicians who could really care less feel they have to trample on people's civil rights and speak ill of a whole class of people just to win votes. It's kind of unbelievable, when you stop to think about it.

Posted by Levislade | October 20, 2006 8:46 AM

I'd like shrub to explain how the seizing of an entire city by Shiite militia is anything but civil war.


Posted by SDA in SEA | October 20, 2006 9:06 AM

Cards and the Tigers!!!
Beer vs. Cars? hmmmmmm!!!!!
Best of Luck to both teams!!

Posted by Fry Day | October 20, 2006 9:28 AM

reality is not reality until the decider decides reality is.

Posted by seattl98104 | October 20, 2006 9:31 AM

ok, since everyone is being serious this morning...

Re: gay rebublcans...They help make this a reality for some people.

Also, I like how they mention the Pew research that says Americans support equal rights but oppose same sex marriage. Huh? Doesn't anyone realize that it is contradictory?

Posted by Mike in MO | October 20, 2006 9:42 AM

Speaking of interesting Pew data, I thought this data was pretty striking. I take heart from it, but I'm also wary about any over-confidence before Nov. 7th.

Posted by Gabriel | October 20, 2006 10:03 AM

Don't you get it, Mike? Everyone in America has the equal right to marry someone of the opposite sex. Where's the problem?

Posted by Levislade | October 20, 2006 10:04 AM

Mike in MO,

A lot has been made of the fact that semantics play a large role in how Americans feel about the gay marriage question. Call equality "civil unions" and 51% approve, but call it "marriage" and approval drops to only 36%.

That same level of thinking is pervasive even here in Washington. No one really stops to think about what marriage means or what rights are involved. Our own State Supreme Court couldn't even define or answer that question to anyone's satisfaction.

The bottom line is that we're all equal -just some of us are more equal than others. Thank you, George Orwell.

See for more info. And "Frank and Paul are not gay" on YouTube.

Posted by Andrew | October 20, 2006 10:15 AM

Everytime I hear or read about the Republicans impending defeat I get giddy. Then my right brian kicks in and I think it's all too good to be true. Please, everyone, refrain from pouring the champagne until after the election. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote and tell everyone you know to do the same.

Posted by Gurldoggie | October 20, 2006 10:15 AM

So we lost control of Amara, Iraq. That's only one of many cities. In fact, if you average out Iraq with Afganistan, where we only control one city, we're still breaking even.

Posted by John Galt | October 20, 2006 10:33 AM

I think you missed the most important story of all. We are now called Metronaturals. Metrosexual is out.

Thanks Seattle!

Posted by Mark | October 20, 2006 10:37 AM

Mark, OMG, I want to make fun of it, but somehow I agree with the metronatural site. It's probably time to move. Detroit, here I come!

Posted by Fry Day | October 20, 2006 10:58 AM

KOMO says the city spent $200,000 to come up with that Metronatural tagline. Two hundred thousand dollars, literally just to brainstorm a name.

Extravagant waste is the gum in the City of Seattle's gears.

Posted by Gomez | October 20, 2006 11:04 AM

People are opposed to gay "marriage" because they somehow think it means their church will be forced to perform gay marriage ceremonies.

It's dumb and irrational, I know, but it's the only explanation I can come up with.

That's why I think that the government needs to get out of the marriage business for EVERYONE, and only issue civil union licenses. Under my plan, ff you want to get married, regardless of your gender and your partner's gender, you will have to find a church that will do your particular flavor, but get the government out of the "sacrament sanctioning" business.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 20, 2006 11:58 AM

"BRAND PROMISE" ?!?! Oh god.

Posted by treacle | October 20, 2006 12:08 PM

I found a fascinating article on Wikipedia about Ernst Röhm, Hitler’s openly gay top lieutenant and commander and co-founder of the infamous Nazi storm troopers. Apparently, he and Hitler became close friends in prison in 1923. They worked together for several years to bring the Nazis to power at the federal level and enforce Party loyalty.

In order to consolidate political power and be more congruent with the anti-gay policies of the Party, Hitler had his close friend Röhm shot to death during a purge of the storm troopers in 1934 called the “Night of the Long Knives.” His dying words were reportedly “mein Führer, mein Führer.”

Who wants to take bets that there’s going to be a “Night of the Long Knives 2” on November 8, 2006?

Posted by Andrew | October 20, 2006 12:33 PM

This article cracks me up because I know many gay Republicans. And there are even some in this article who are not even out their own families, such as David Duncan. What gives?

Posted by John Doe | October 20, 2006 3:48 PM

Well John Doe, as an insider, what's your take? Enlighten us, please.

Why are gay Republicans such treacherous twits?

I mean, honestly, if George Bush held up four fingers and told the gay R's he was holding up five, not only would they enthusiastically agree that yes they see five fingers, they would actually believe it!

Posted by Andrew | October 20, 2006 4:32 PM

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